Archive for January, 2016


Drinking Coffee Does Not Damage Your Heart

There are cardiovascular benefits to drinking coffee so drink up according to an article published in the New York Post. Researchers from the University of California San Francisco looked at 1,388 people who were taking part in a larger heart study, specifically 60 percent of group who said drinking caffeinated drinks – coffee, tea and [...]

Read More...

Did Gourmet Coffee Start with Alfred Peet?

Most of us of a certain age grew up drinking mass produced ground coffee such as Maxwell House or Folgers. The concept of whole bean coffee roasted and ground just before making coffee did not exist. At least it didn’t until Alfred Peet came along. Did gourmet coffee start with Alfred Peet? Investor’s Business Daily [...]

Read More...

Will Climate Change Destroy Coffee Production

A hotter climate is going to be bad for coffee. We have written about how coffee leaf rust wipes out coffee crops. Coffee farmers need to replant with new strains and plant higher on the mountain where temperatures are lower. Will climate change destroy coffee production? According to CNBC, the CEO of Illy, climate change [...]

Read More...

Why Would You Buy Shade Grown Coffee?

The most common arguments for shade grown coffee are the ecological benefits. But there is more to why you would buy shade grown coffee. Let’s start with ecological benefits of shade grown coffee as reported by the Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center. By reviewing more than 50 studies on shade-grown coffee farms in regions ranging from [...]

Read More...

What’s the Point of Organic Coffee?

What’s the point of organic coffee when you can walk into Starbucks and buy a good tasting cup of coffee or you can buy Folgers at the store and save money? What are the benefits of organic coffee over the regular stuff? First of all you do not lose any of the health benefits of [...]

Read More...

Increased Income with Coffee and Bananas

Sustainable agriculture is good for the planet and shade grown coffee is ideal. In Uganda in East Africa coffee farmers had been encouraged to cut down the highland forests to plant coffee. A new approach confirms the value of growing coffee in at least partial shade and is more profitable as well. All Africa reports [...]

Read More...

How Long Will Cheap Coffee Last?

Arabica coffee futures fell by 24% in 2016 but how long will cheap coffee last? Agrimoney.com speculates on Arabica coffee futures and asks if the rout in prices will end in 2016. Coffee futures proved among the worst ag performers of 2015 – in particular New York-traded arabica ones which dropped by 24%, compared with [...]

Read More...